“Sometimes a person has a hard time letting go and starting over because it seems that letting something go would somehow diminish the hurt that was said or done.
But letting go of the past and beginning again isn’t diminishing anything nor taking away the fact that hurt was caused. It simply is forgiving, moving on, and living and loving again. To hold onto the hurt is to deprive yourself and someone else of a beautiful relationship.
Hurtful words can cut deep. But the deepest cut isn’t really the hurtful words at all, but rather the lost relationship and love if the two parties involved don’t put the past to rest and begin fresh.”